In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(steal from)(bank) asaltar(bank) atracar(bank) robar(person) robarle aI've been robbed! — ¡me han robado!
- to rob sb of sth — robarle algo a algn
- she was robbed of all her savings — le robaron todos los ahorros
- Our local convenience store is robbed so often the staff seem to expect it.
- The former Major League Baseball pitcher has been arrested for allegedly robbing a jewelry store in Florida.
- One night after a match, a thief robs the wrestling box office.
- He was robbed twice of the money donated by those who were moved by his cause.
- A teenager was today nursing a suspected broken nose after he was beaten and robbed by a car gang.
- Police yesterday launched a massive hunt for a thug who robbed a terrified pub landlady at gunpoint.
- The trio led police on a high-speed chase today after allegedly robbing a house in Lake Los Angeles.
- Once she changes into a criminal and starts attacking people in dark alleys and robbing them, she's out of the picture.
- The sheriff had arrested some bandits who robbed a train.
- Recently, too, a person was attacked and robbed in daylight on a Dublin street.
- On one hand, they did nothing physically wrong - it would be like watching from a street while a guy robs a TV store.
- When asked why he robbed banks, a noted criminal's famous reply was ‘That's where the money is.’
- The post office has been robbed twice before, the last time just four weeks ago.
- From April to November 2001, the number of people robbed at gunpoint in London rose 53 percent.
- The audience assumes that the bank will now be robbed and that will be it, but the Director has other ideas.
- Being robbed of the £1,000 deposit for a new flat is the last thing Paul Hunt needs at the moment.
- Police are searching for witnesses after a man was robbed at knifepoint in a Swindon park.
- If there are three thugs robbing somebody you have to arrest all three to solve it perfectly.
- While in Hawaii for a surf contest, Frank and Joe's hotel room is robbed.
- Police are hunting a man after a woman was robbed at gunpoint in a Bradford subway.
2(deprive)to rob sb/sth of sth — privar a algn/algo de algo
- the last-minute goal robbed them of the championship — el gol de último momento les birló el campeonato
- ‘Malaria is robbing Africa of its people and potential,’ said Gates.
- The foot and mouth crisis, robbing Ireland of farm and tourism revenue, is also to blame.
- They lost their jobs, were robbed of all dignity, and yet still soldiered on to achieve great things that were often ignored by history books because of their lifestyle.
- An administrative error has been blamed for robbing Bradford of the title of Britain's curry capital - to the fury of its restaurateurs.
- Today the elderly are often ignored, while the young are robbed of a carefree childhood.
- The generals felt they were about to be robbed of their victory and, worse, their honor.
- I would be heartbroken if I were to win an Oscar and yet be robbed of this moment.
- Average life expectancy has sunk dramatically and young people have been robbed of any chance to find a reasonable job.
- A glut of injuries, all at the one time, robbed us of most of our key players.
- The death of Alfred Schnittke in 1998 robbed the world of one of its most distinctive symphonists.
- In a very real way, these plaintiffs were robbed of their childhood.
- However big the reparation they receive, it will never replace what they have been robbed of.
- You believe in all these good things, and eventually the world robs you of that.
- The trust fears that, if the missing track is not replaced, the tram society will withdraw - taking their trams with them and robbing Heaton Park of a popular attraction.
- This detracts from the impressions of true giants, robbing them of the respect they deserve.
- Overjoyed members of Ward's family said he had been robbed of six years of his life after the short hearing concluded.
- A grassroots vote-buying culture has also robbed the people of their right to elect the wise and the able.
- Fat makes the digestive system work harder than other foods do, thereby robbing the body of much-needed energy.
- The injuries also robbed him of his rhythm during the season.
- Such a ruling could effectively rob Congress of its oversight powers for a very long time.
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